Fri., 4:44pm: Trumbull bear sightings reported

Local police are reporting recent sightings of black bears in the area.

Residents of Waugh Drive in Hubbard reported seeing a bear this week and Trumbull County 911 confirmed there have been several sightings reported in Hubbard and at least one in Champion recently.

The Hubbard Police Department reported on its Facebook page that a bear was sighted in the area of Bedford Road earlier this week.

The department advised, “We are entering that time of year where black bear sightings will be on the rise, as the young bears will seek out new territory to claim.”